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Halcyon Days - Calling for Winter Submissions

Halcyon Days - Calling for Winter Submissions

"Winter is the season's finale. It's a time of books and page-turners, snowflakes and fireplaces, gifts and Christmas sentiments. Whether you submit poetry, haiku, fiction, nonfiction, or recipes, show me specifics. Fill the submission with the season's senses."

The deadline is Dec 10, 2016

General – those required in all submissions
  • Theme: relaxing, tranquil, uplifting, positive.
  • Length: no minimum but it has to hold the reader’s attention.
  • Margins: 1.5 inches so I can make editorial notes.
  • POV: I prefer 3rd person. However, if written in the perspective of an inanimate object or animal, I’ll accept the 1st person. 
  • Deadlines: the 10th of March, June, September, and December.
Miscellaneous
  • If your submission doesn’t have a setting, it will go into the next issue.
  • If your submission has a seasonal setting and it’s accepted, it will go into the relevant edition. A Valentine or Christmas based story would seem out of place in a June issue.
        o Spring – March issue
          o Summer – June issue
          o Autumn – September issue
          o Winter - December issue

Poetry
  • Send a maximum of five poems
  • Length: no minimum but it has to hold the reader’s attention
  • 1.5 margins
  • Style: I prefer punctuated poems and those where the first words are NOT all capitalized.
    But exceptions will be considered.
  • Instills a sense of well-being and inspiration. It should be something that makes the reader want to dwell on what they read (see example tab).
  • Forms: All. Haiku should be in the traditional 5-7-5 format.
  • I may include up to three from the same author in the same issue.
  • Think unstressed, peace, relax, dream. 
  • Submit as a .doc/.docx or rtf attachment. If you can't, please enter it in the body of the email.

Fiction
  • Length: no minimum
  • Spacing and Margins:1.5
  • Conveys characters that learn about themselves and others, who see the glass half full. By the end of the story, they make a difference in the lives of others. Please include a 1-3 sentence (or 50 words) teaser for your piece in the email or submission.
  • Submit as an attachment.
  • Submit as a .doc/.docx or rtf attachment. If you can't, please enter it in the body of the email.
Non-fiction Articles
  • Length: no minimum
  • Spacing and Margins: 1.5
  • Includes topics that provide ways for the reader to relax, unwind, forgive, make a difference, inspire creativity, or discover locations.
  • Submit as a .doc/.docx or rtf attachment. If you can't, please enter it in the body of the email.
Photos
Do you have an eye-catching photo? Please attach one or more high-resolution photo in an email with your attribution. Also include what camera you used. 

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Email your submissions to halcyondaysmagazine.ca@gmail.com
  • In the subject line type “Halcyon Days: [poem, story, article, a haiku collection, photo, recipe, etc.]” Replace the text in brackets with the appropriate category.
  • In the body include your contact information, where you found the website, and if you know how to use the comments feature in Word.
  • If accepted, I'll ask for a 3-5 sentence bio, an optional photo, and an optional email address/social contact info for reader feedback. 
Have a Halcyon Day!